Karma Automotive officially unveiled the 2017 Karma Revero luxury plug-in hybrid sedan to a select group of customers, media and retailers at a private event in Laguna Beach, CA.
Available in an exclusive assortment of paint schemes and interior trim, the 2017 Karma Revero starts at a price of $130,000. That’s a bit of a jump from the original Fisker Karma, which was priced at $103,000 back in 2011.
Orders are now being accepted at one of the existing Karma dealers. Online orders will start by the end of the month. First deliveries are scheduled for Q1 of 2017, with a production target of 900 units for the first year.
Originally hailed as one of the most beautiful vehicles ever conceived, these one-of-a-kind cars embody the sensibilities of a passionate, charismatic, California-based company. The car is being built in an all new custom, low-volume production facility in Moreno Valley, California.
The Revero includes several features that set it apart. A clean and elegant infotainment system has been designed from the ground up to be fast and intuitive, and will incorporate 4G-connection for over-the-air updates as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The Karma Revero It will be the first car sold in the U.S. powered by electricity, gas and solar. The solar roof not only charges the 12V battery, but also charges the HV battery adding to the electric range. According to Revero’s online PDF brochure, the solar roof can generate up to 1.5 miles of electric range per day, depending on weather conditions. Individually hand-painted emblems grace the front and rear of every vehicle.
The Revero’s plug-in hybrid powertrain is nearly identical to the original Fisker Karma: a GM-sourced Ecotec 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine delivering 260 hp pairs with twin electric motors that run on a 21.4 kWh lithium-ion battery pack from A123 Systems (a subsidiary of Wanxiang Group).
The 403 hp combination results in the ability to charge from zero to 60 mph in 5.4 seconds in Sport mode and reach a top speed of 125 mph.
Owners can plug in for a battery range up to 50 miles and the gas-powered generator extends the total range to approximately 300 miles. Fast-Charging brings the HV battery to 80 percent state-of-charge in a 24 minutes.